Monday, May 24, 2010

Are things a little snowy? May 23, 2010 Idaho.

Below is a MRI of the hip from a sagittal view. We get hotly about snow, not just skiing, but because the femur is covered by layers that hide its true shape and movements.

To attempt to understand its underlying shape and movements w/ video or leds on the outside of the hip, outside of shorts is simply not correct!

It doesn't take much to cover up what you can't see.

Here is a pic of the snow we had on Bogus Basin Rd. One of the roads we ride our bikes!

Note: The snow is making things hard to concern! You really don't know what is under the surface.

The hip is just like the above picture. You really can't take a pic from the outside moving or tracking w/ leds. You can't know what is under the depth of the outer layer covering it. That is why it is important to track the interface of the rider to the saddle.

The femur (Os femoris), the bone of the thigh, is the longest bone in the body, so it has a lot of weight. Its upper (proximal) end comprises a head, neck, greater trochanter and lesser trochanter and you never know what shape and size it is going to be. The head of the femur is hemi-spheroidal in shape, and has a smooth articular surface for articulation with the acetabulum of the hip bone. The medial aspect of the femoral head has a pit termed the 'fovea'. Attached to the fovea is the ligament of the head of femur (ligamentum teres). Passing infero-laterally and somewhat backwards from the head of femur to join the shaft is the neck of femur. Thus the femoral neck in most cases is anteverted in relation to the femoral shaft apart from subtending an angle with the shaft in the coronal plane, but not always. The surface of the femoral neck is characterized by many small vascular foramina, and by the presence of many grooves and ridges. Below the neck, and continuous with it, is the femoral shaft.

The junction between the neck and shaft of the femur displays on the anterior aspect an oblique and somewhat rough ridge, termed the 'intertrochanteric line', while the posterior aspect of the junction between the neck and shaft of the femur is marked by a prominent and smooth elevation called the 'intertrochanteric crest'.

With the many different shape and sizes, this area is very hard to locate and track. Only with our new science can we really see how you interact with a given saddle. It has made a big difference for those who have used it to learn.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Luna goes 1 & 2 in World Cup in Germany!

MTB World Cup Cross Country #3, Offenburg, Germany, (World Cup)

Racing on the WC, a racer's

start is crucial to suceed, the

rest is power, speed, suffering!

May 23, Elite women cross country:

Pendrel tops Luna one-two w/ Gould

Süss third behind Gould!


1Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team1:37:24
2Georgia Gould (USA) Luna WN Pro Team0:00:28
3Esther Süss (Swi)0:00:38
4Marie-Helene Premont (Can) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain0:01:22
5Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Central Pro Team0:02:12
6Julie Bresset (Fra) BH-Suntour0:02:38
7Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Arreghini Sudtirol0:03:18
8Irina Kalentieva (Rus) Topeak Ergon Racing Team0:03:33
9Katrin Leumann (Swi)

10Mary Mcconneloug (USA)0:03:44
11Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Felt Oetztal X-Bionic Team0:04:00
12Sabine Spitz (Ger) Central Pro Team0:04:16
13Willow Koerber (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher0:04:56
14Anna Szafraniec (Pol) JBG-2 Professional MTB Team0:05:03
15Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) Scott0:05:13
16Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Arreghini Sudtirol0:05:32
17Tereza Hurikova (Cze) Trek-Lorca Taller Del Tiempo0:05:39
18Anja Gradl (Ger) Central Pro Team0:05:48
19Katherine Compton (USA)0:06:30
20Hanna Klein (Ger)0:06:51
21Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher0:07:14
22Sabrina Enaux (Fra) Felt Oetztal X-Bionic Team0:07:18
23Tanja Zakelj (Slo) MBK Orbea0:07:48
24Margarita Fullana Riera (Spa) Massi Team0:08:02
25Anna Villar Argente (Spa)0:08:26
26Elisabeth Brandau (Ger)0:08:50
27Alexandra Engen (Swe)0:08:54
28Laura Turpijn (Ned) Team Merida Combee0:09:05
29Amanda Sin (Can)0:09:13
30Annika Langvad (Den)0:09:50
31Cécile Ravanel (Fra) Lapierre International0:10:16
32Janka Stevkova (Svk)0:10:21
33Magdalena Sadlecka (Pol) CCC Polkowice0:10:49
34Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:11:00
35Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Pol) CCC Polkowice

36Monique Pua Sawicki WN (USA)0:11:24

Monday, May 17, 2010

Dirt, Sweat & Gears - "ID & WY" Gals Do Well!

Despite the apparent simplicity of the movements, pedaling must be learned. That doesn't mean you should be force into some style, trying to imitate some champion's technique.

Note 1st place time vs. 2nd!

1 hour, 14 min., 14 sec!

You gain a lot, going beyond "instinct."

Class Solo Pro Open Female
16Amanda Carey (WN)1010:39:21.466
2142Selene Yeager1011:53:35.4661:14:14.0001:03:14.25379.583
333Jill Damman (WN)911:29:22.9951 Lap1:03:03.28279.611

You could say that Amanda Carey and Jill Damman live in the same place. They on different sides of the "The Grand Tenton" and both use our services to pedal faster.

Amanda is a pro and it is Jill's quest to become one. Looks like she is on her way!

This is not a false claim, this is the fact with their results.

The fastest folks in the game come to us to learn!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Georrgia Gould WN Fast "Triple Crown" In CO.

By sweeping the respective races, Gould won the overall Triple Crown for the weekend and was rewarded with significant cash prizes.

Gould, will return to world cup racing next weekend in Offenburg, Germany.

Short Track

1Georgia Gould (Luna WN)
2Katie Compton (Planet Bike)
3Kelli Emmett (Giant)
4Heather Irmiger (Subaru/Gary Fisher

Super D
1Georgia Gould (Luna / WN)
2Kelli Emmett (Giant)
3Krista Park (Cannondale/Incycle)
4Heather Irmiger (Subaru/Gary Fisher)
5Katie Compton (Planet Bike)

1. Georgia Gould (Luna / WN)